Category Archives: My CO2 Footprint

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Why an Electric Car is the Perfect Second Car

If you’ve been following my blog, you know I’ve been looking for ways to reduce my carbon footprint for the past few years. I had hoped to be in the process of converting our local electricity from fossil-fuel based to … Continue reading

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Friends, Don’t Let Friends Buy Earth Worms

I have a confession to make. I may have blacked out, or forgotten that I grew up in farm country, been spending too much time indoors instead of outside, but I think I finally bought into to the messaging that … Continue reading

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From the Ashes – Hope

If you haven’t seen From the Ashes, a National Geographic documentary, it is well worth renting. Along with Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth sequel, which our local nonprofit environmental groups (EcoAdapt, Climate Action Bainbridge, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Island Power and Sustainable … Continue reading

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Island Power Effort Tabled for Now

From Bainbridge Island City Manager Doug Schultz’s Report June 16th, “After over two years of studying the feasibility of forming a municipal electrical utility, the City Council voted during their meeting on June 13 to cease further consideration of forming … Continue reading

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What if Earth = Garden of Eden?

No matter what your religion of choice, most people have heard the story of Adam and Eve being banished from the Garden of Eden. What if all of earth is really a Garden of Eden? I was thinking about how … Continue reading

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PSE Island

Welcome to Bainbridge Puget Sound Energy (PSE) Island. Its like Safeco Field or any other company-paid entity. You might not have noticed, because Madge, “you’re soaking in it.” It’s all around us like the Matrix. Oh, speaking of all around … Continue reading

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Climate Change is Calling…Anyone Picking up?

The City of Bainbridge Island Council’s discussions about public power and climate change represent a microcosm of what is being played out around the world. We’re like a Petri dish. A community experiment. Although we’re not your average participants as … Continue reading

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The Fox is in the Hen House …

… and, being offered tea. Fox: [in a velvety baritone voice] “I’m just here to help you keep the eggs warm. You know if the eggs aren’t warm they might DIE. Hens: [clucking to each other] “You know that nice … Continue reading

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How do You Make an Ice Cube from the Sun?

“Solar power, of course,” said Neil Johannsen,  retired Director of Alaska State Parks, answering his own question. He asked me that question as I looked at his solar-powered van, Plover, named after a bird. I love that question. That is … Continue reading

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Island Power Moves Forward

What Happened Tuesday October 6th at the City of Bainbridge Island Council Meeting… Bainbridge Island, WA — TEN amazing people stood up and spoke in support of public power including Phil Rockefeller! We crossed the first major hurtle and have … Continue reading

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